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Bird Species

Uganda is known as Africa’s premier birding destination; with the list of Birds found in the country topping 1 000 Species.  Many of these birds live only in the tropical forests with rare sightings being described as “mythical” while it is believed that some of the birds living in the remote forests of Uganda may not even be classified as of yet.

This country  is indeed a birder’s paradise due to the fact that; over half of all Bird species in Africa are found in this beautiful country making it the richest African birding destination.

Even within the surroundings of the capital city Kampala, you can record nearly 300 species in a day, and all this is thanks to the richly diverse of habitats from the scenic shores of Lake Victoria; to the lush forests of the Albertine Rift and the banks of the mighty Nile River.

The country’s remarkable avian diversity (over 1000 species within an area the size similar to that of Great Britain) can be attributed to its location between the East African savannah, West African rainforests and semi-desert of the North. Uganda offers easy access to bird-rich habitats that are difficult to reach elsewhere. In Uganda, migrant birds are present from November to April every year.

Therefore this beautiful country Uganda must be on any birders bucket list and below is our list of some of the birds to see in Uganda.

The birds include

The birds in Uganda include; the Crested crane, Ostrich, Owls, Doves, Weaver birds, Eagles, Wood peckers, Marabustock, Flamingos, Shoebill, Green-breasted Pitta, Great Blue Turaco, Standard-winged Nightjar, Black-breasted Barbet, Dawrf Honeyguide, African Green Broadbill, Red-throated Alethe, Archer’s Robin-Chat.

In addition to the above, they include; Kivu Ground Thrush, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler,  Short-tailed Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler,  Collared Apalis, Mountain Masked Apalis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, Strip-breasted Tit, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Blue-headed Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Strange Weaver, Dusky Crimsonwing, and Shelley’s Crimsonwing, among others.